Getting a Property Settlement when Married or in a De facto Relationship.
When getting a property settlement, it makes no difference whether or not you are married, provided you meet the definition of being in a de facto relationship.
You should seek legal advice as soon as you separate from a marriage or de facto relationship to ensure that you know where you stand and what you need to be aware of to avoid problems in the future. You do not necessarily have to immediately start dealing with your property settlement however it is advisable to make sure there is nothing urgent you need to do. As everyone’s circumstances are difference you should seek you own individual legal advice.
Between separation and divorce you should consider the things such as your Will, your superannuation binding death nominee and what your wishes would be should you die, prior to a property settlement or divorce having taken effect.